Bolbitis Heudelotii

Aquatic Plants
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Bolbitis Heudelotii is a beautiful aquatic plant that features sheer dark green foliage that exhibits a flowing growth pattern. Commonly known as African Water Fern, Bolbitis Heudelotii is increasing in popularity within the planted tank hobby but remains relatively uncommon and one of the more difficult aquatic plants to find. Bolbitis Heudelotii is generally undemanding but does prefer an aquarium tank with a higher flow as this aquatic plant's natural habitat provides a quick-moving current. Similar to its popular relative, Bolbitis Difformis Mini, Bolbitis Heudelotii should be attached to a hard surface such as aquarium driftwood or stone. Burying the rhizome will result in rot and the aquatic plant will not survive. Optimal conditions include CO2 injection, strong, flow, and slightly acidic water properties. As one of our personal favorites, Bolbitis Heudelotii provides a delicate and elegant appearance to a planted aquarium tank. We recommend using this aquatic plant in larger sized aquarium tanks, but it can also be used in a nano-sized aquarium tank as well given its slower growth pace. This aquatic plant would look beautiful paired with a darker aquarium driftwood along with other darker hued aquatic plants. If successful, Bolbitis Heudelotii propagates through the division of its rhizome. Gently separate and reattach.

Bolbitis Heudelotii Live Aquatic Plant


Bolbitis Heudelotii Live Aquatic Plant

Common Name
African Water Fern
Congo Fern
Creeping Fern
Care  Easy - Moderate
Lighting Low 
CO2 Recommended
Suggested Placement Midground to Background 
Propagation Separate rhizome and attach
Growth Rate Slow
Height 5-10"+

Our potted plants are kept under strict fertilizer dosing regimes and are provided with CO2 injection in their holding tanks.

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